SYRACUSE, NY (NCC News) – Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul is set to take over the New York governorship later this month, after Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced his resignation earlier this week amid a highly publicized sexual harassment scandal.
Mickey Belosi, CNY chapter president for the National Organization for Women, is very familiar with Hochul and her long history of activism in the CNY area.
Auburn’s Belosi said Hochul has been to her town numerous times.
“She was just here a few weeks ago,” Belosi said. “She’s been to the women’s march in Seneca Falls, and Central New York NOW is a partner; we’re part of the group that puts on that women’s march.”
A strong connection to the community isn’t the only thing Belosi said the future governor is capable of.
“I think once again Kathy Hochul has, we’ll say, broken that glass ceiling and I think she’ll prove herself,” Belosi said.
Hochul will be the first woman and Syracuse University alum to serve as New York governor.